Kunst på høyden. Sejersted Bødtkers samling

Exhibition catalogue
Contributors: Nils Messel and Bente Aass Solbakken
200 pages. Norwegian and English text
ISBN 978-82-8154-049-1
Price: NOK 198

The art collection of banker and art patron, Johannes Sejersted Bødtker, and his wife, Ingeborg, was one of the most comprehensive private collections in Norway in the interwar period. The primary focus of the collection of close to 600 artworks was on Norwegian contemporary art, ranging from students of Matisse and Revold to the modernists of the 1930s. A large number of these works, many of which are considered to be among the major works in the history of Norwegian art, are part of the National Museum’s collections today. The exhibition displayed a selection of these artworks, in addition to key pieces from other public and private collections. The basis for the catalogue is the 1937 opening of the gallery annex built next to the family home to house the large art collection.